Tag Archives: Beijing


Azarenka pulls out of Citi Open hard-court tournament in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former No. 1 & two-time major champion Victoria Azarenka has pulled out of next week's Citi Open hard-court tournament because of an injured right shoulder. The tournament…


Starwood reaches out to potential bidders – sources

(Reuters) – Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc has reached out to potential bidders including InterContinental Hotels Group Plc & Wyndham Worldwide Corp after it decided to explore a sale,…


Poland's richest man, Jan Kulczyk, dies at 65

WARSAW (Reuters) – Poland's richest man, Jan Kulczyk, died in Vienna on Tuesday from complications after surgery, a spokeswoman at Kulczyk Holding, the company he founded, said. He was 65….


China shares gyrate as Beijing scrambles to calm markets

By Samuel Shen & Pete Sweeney SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Chinese shares whip-sawed between gains & losses on Tuesday, as Beijing scrambled once again to prop up a stock market whose…


Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic bid at a glance

The International Olympic Committee will vote Friday on the host city for the 2022 Winter Games, choosing between Beijing & Almaty, Kazakhstan. Beijing, which hosted the 2008 Olympics, is seeking…


Words gain ground at Britain's summer music festivals

By Jan Harvey MALMESBURY, England (Reuters) – Poetry is the latest crowd draw at Britain's music festivals, once havens of rebellious rock yet now as settled in the nation's summer…


Bolt 'will show up' at world championships in Beijing

LONDON (AP) — Even though Usain Bolt is still waiting to see if he has fully recovered from a left leg injury, the Olympic champion is sure he will be…


Iran won't accept curbs beyond 10 years, negotiator says

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran will not accept any extension of sanctions relating to its nuclear programme beyond 10 years, the Islamic Republic's senior nuclear negotiator said on Wednesday. Abbas Araqchi…


'Ragtime' author E.L. Doctorow dies at age 84

(Reuters) – E.L. Doctorow, the author of popular novels grounded in American history including "Ragtime" & "Billy Bathgate," has died at age 84, his publisher said on Tuesday. A spokeswoman…